Underground Findings

Case Study - Missing Manhole in Paris KY

The Missing Manhole

A business in Paris, KY had been missing a manhole since 1994.  Other companies had tried tractor CCTV cameras from down stream manholes to find it, but were unable to get to the missing manhole due to debris in the Read more >

When to Call a Geotechnical Engineer

What does a Geotechnical Engineer do?

We were recently called onsite to scan and clear soil boring locations before they drilled them for the Antea Group in Wheatley Heights, NY.

When to Call a Geotechnical Engineer

A Geotechnical Engineer works with the engineering behavior of earth Read more >

The Underground Detective - From Plumbing to Locating

From Time Capsules to Cemeteries

Below is an excerpt taken from Cleaner Magazine’sLocating Firm Finds Opportunities for Growth” that talks about the different underground locating jobs we’ve done.

From Time Capsules to Cemeteries

From Time Capsules to Cemeteries at Underground Detective


While utility locating may be The Underground Detective’s Read more >

Investigating a Sink Hole in Cincinnati, Ohio

Investigating a Sink Hole in Cincinnati, Ohio

We were called by a customer in Cincinnati, OH that has a sink hole in their parking lot and wanted us to investigate. We talked through our process and we were hired to inspect the storm piping to make sure Read more >


Underground Cincinnati

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being a part of American Legacy Tour’s first evening Queen City Underground Tour, in which, I purchased the last two tickets of. What I thought was going to be quick tour of Read more >

Entrance to Underground Old Fort Jackson

More on Underground Savannah, Georgia: Old Fort Jackson

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a trip to Savannah, Georgia and touched on a few things about the history, legends, and myths of Colonial Park Cemetery. This week, I’d like to discuss the visit to Old Fort Read more >

Colonial Park Cemetery Entrance in Savannah, GA

Underground Savannah, Georgia

I took a trip to the beautifully historic Savannah, Georgia a few years back on a Thanksgiving weekend and was captivated by the autumn coastal weather, cobblestone streets, the comforting Southern food (THANK YOU, Paula Deen!) and of course, the Read more >


5 Highly Unusual Things Found in Backyards

When you set out on an underground project, you never know what you’ll find. The Underground Detective has found several unusual items – everything from human remains, time capsules, and hidden treasures in privy pots. We did Read more >

using GPR to locate unmarked graves

Locating Unmarked Grave Sites

The daily tasks of the Underground Detective technicians mostly involve using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to locate underground utilities, UST’s, and other objects in the underground. But occasionally, a little variety is added to our days when we are asked Read more >